Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence. Ronald Reaga

-Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by the way he eats jelly beans.

Ronald Reagan
Die-hard conservatives thought that if I couldn't get everything I asked for, I should jump off the cliff with the flag flying-go down in flames. No, if I can get 70 or 80 percent of what it is I'm trying to get ... I'll take that and then continue to try to get the rest in the future.
Ronald Reagan

Well, my head's full of questions My temp'rature's risin' fast Well, I'm lookin' for some answers But I don't know who to ask

Ronald Reagan
Most of my dreams came true. (told to biographer Lou Cannon in 1991)
Ronald Reagan

The American Petroleum Institute filed suit against the EPA [and] charged that the agency was suppressing a scientific study for fear it might be misinterpreted... The suppressed study reveals that 80 percent of air pollution comes not from chimneys and auto exhaust pipes, but from plants and trees.

Ronald Reagan
Our country is great because it is built on principles of self-reliance, opportunity, innovation, and compassion for others.
Ronald Reagan

You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we're not bound by that same limitation? We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow.

Ronald Reagan
I told you once that [our marriage] was like an adolescent's dream of what marriage should be like. That hasn't changed.
Ronald Reagan

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. Ronald Reaga

Ronald Reagan
I remain California-bound